There are makeup sponges shaped like eggs, makeup sponges shaped like ancient Egyptian Pyramids, and makeup sponges that look like an egg crossed with a Pyramid. And today, Sephora got creative and released a new set of makeup sponges shaped like conch shells called the Ocean Crush Sponge Set. They’re cute, right?
We can only assume that the idea came up in a pitch meeting as a spin-off of the Internet’s mermaid craze, and in concept, the appeal is obvious. The Internet, however, thinks that the sponge bears a striking resemblance to something…different. Namely, a penis.
It’s unclear whether or not Sephora predicted the reaction they’d get to the vaguely NSFW-shaped product, but according to the site, there’s actually a logical utilitarian purpose for the design as well. “The sponges have multiple ridges and points as well as a flat cut edge on the base to apply makeup to larger areas of the face,” the site says. Honestly, seems legit. And in case you’re wondering, the site also describes the material as “bouncy and soft.” “I see what y’all were trying to do,” one Twitter mused, “but… looks like an uncircumcised pink penis.”
Much like an ink blot test, though, everyone seems to see something different in the unusual design.
We’re game to try almost anything in the quest for flawless foundation, but seems like it’s time to call it quits on the Instagram trend of turning everything that isn’t a beauty sponge into one, including tampons, marshmallows, and even an actual pair of testicles. And just when we thought we’d seen it all, Sephora proved that time is indeed a flat circle and returned to show that even traditional store-bought beauty items can make you do a double take.
Anyone else think this would be a good party favor at a bachelorette party, though? If you are in possession of a good sense of humor and happen to be in the market for a fancy new blending tool, you can buy your own set of two sponges online for $12.
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